Re: Dinosaurs....

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 20:43:12 MDT

> >DINOSAURS were not wiped out by a meteorite or a planetary catastrophe but
> >by a serious flatulence problem, according to a Chinese news report. The
> >report, cited last week by BBC News Online, comes from the China Youth
> >Daily. In 1991 Associated Press attributed the idea to geochemist Simon
> >Brassell; this time it's an unnamed French scientist.

Since volcanic activity was so great, perhaps there was so much methane in the
atmosphere, that all it took was a sufficiently large match, like a gigantic
volcanic eruption or a meteorite strike that set the atmosphere on fire. Of
course this could be the silliest idea ever.

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